Jack Smith Collection

P/M Jack Smith was the seminal figure for Scottish piping in the South in modern times.  He was the founder of the first pipe band in the South in 194 6, a short-lived venture which included several young family members and their friends and which played for the inaugural parade for Governor Kerr Scott in … Continued


Cracking the Halloween Nut: Sensing and making sense of a Scottish Highland calendar custom UNC Scottish Gaelic Studies Visiting Lecturer Public Event A free, open, public event to celebrate the Scottish Heritage USA Visiting Lectureship in Scottish Gaelic Studies at UNC and the Scottish heritage of historic communities. This lecture will be delivered by the … Continued

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Photos by Bruce T. Hamilton, all rights reserved 2018   We are back from the Mountains! Grandfather was great fun. We signed up 55 new members and hope that the many people who stopped by our tent to browse and picked up a brochure, will sign up on-line! Several new members were on their way … Continued

2018 UNC Visiting Lectureship

At their annual board meeting at the Grandfather Mountain Games in July 2017, Scottish Heritage USA agreed to fund the entire amount necessary to support the 2018-19 Visiting Lectureship in Scottish Gaelic Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.